Malliotakis and GOP Female Legislators Call for Speaker Silver’s Resignation, Invite Dems to Join Them
See the link in Daily News Reported today:
“For a conference that claims to be pro-women, they have a real life example and now no one wants to stand up for women who have been harassed,” Malliotakis said of the Democrats. “They’re just embracing the status quo.” see http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2013/05/ny-assembly-gop-women-to-call-for-sheldon-silver-to-quit-as-speaker
Read more from Brooklyn Conservative Chairman Jerry Kassar at Home Reporter and Brooklyn Spectator column “Common Sense” Among items discussed are Non-Citizen Voting push in NYC Council and NYS legislative reactions, moves by Catsimitidas and Lhota and more, see
Lopez Resignation A Silver Lining for Sullied Assembly Speaker? Opportunity for Governor’s Radical Agenda?
Monday, May 21, 2013. As of 9 a.m. Assemblyman Vito Lopez resigned from the NYS Legislature after an investigation revealed details of the allegations of sexual harassment and impropriety with several women. The resignation comes after the Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver finally mentioned an intention to move to expel Lopez,as opposed to what the speaker did when some of the allegations arose- which was to pay off the accusers in hopes of not embarrassing the Assembly ( so how did that work out?)! Questions abound as to whether Lopez will run for the NYC Council and how the Assembly seat he vacates will be filled. Arguably since the Governor did not call a special election, Lopez himself could have appointed a successor – but that certainly would have taken a lot of chutzpah. Brooklyn Democratic County Chair Frank Seddio has urged Lopez not to run for the Council.
Silver has now called for the formation of an independent body to handle complaints against legislators. Such would be another body or layer of government to handle what should have been handled appropriately by the Speaker. Apparently, it would be necessary since a complainant cannot get respect or resolution from the Speaker’s office.
Not one to let a crisis go wasted, Governor Cuomo has now jumped on the bandwagon stating that this whole mess supports his “women’s equality” agenda. If Cuomo is interested in women’s equality, he would remove his radical abortion expansion clauses from his proposal, but as is the want of this governor, grand delusions, illusions and allusions, are the strategies of the game.
Stay tuned to see what else oozes out of the Albany cesspool!
We have said it before and we will say it again… the embroiled Assemblymember, disgraced former Brooklyn Democratic boss Vito Lopez should immediately resign. His continued thumb in the eye of his constituents and the body politic, including the already beleaguered and ethically challenged State Assembly, is deplorable as are the charges, including sexual harassment, that have been brought against him recently and over his career. It is not time for Lopez to bring his sideshow of shame to the New York City Council. It is time for him to retire.
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Call to Action: Conservative Republican City and State Delegations Come Out Against NYC Council Move to Give Voting Rights to Noncitizens
33 members of the NYC Council want to give noncitizens the right to vote in municipal elections. As long as someone is a resident of the city for 6 months at the time of voting, he/she can vote for Mayor, Comptroller etc. Permanent residents (green card holders) would have the same rights as citizens. How little do these pandering opportunists think of the privilege of citizens? This is not school board elections folks.. Conservative Republican members of the City and State delegation released the following today:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
718-987-0197 (office), 917-612-8656 (cell)
May 9, 2013
The New York City Republican Delegation to the City Council and State Legislature issued the following statement in response to New York City Council Introduction 410 that would allow non-Citizens to vote in New York City elections:
“We are offended by the attempt from members of the New York City Council to give non-United States citizens the ability to vote in New York City elections. The right to vote and select those who represent us in government is one of the most cherished and important privileges of our citizenry. To extend this privilege to non-citizens not only devalues United States citizenship but is inconsistent with New York State Election Law which states that ‘no person shall be qualified to register for and vote at any election unless he is a citizen of the United States…’”
State Senator Martin Golden, State Senator Andrew Lanza, State Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis, State Assemblymember Joseph Borelli, City Councilmember James Oddo, City Councilmember Vincent Ignizio, and City Councilmember Eric Ulrich.
Chairman Jerry Kassar’s column “Common Sense” is featured in the Home Reporter and Brooklyn Spectator each week. Among topics in the column entitled “Poison Pen” are Nancy Pelosi writing on Medicaid, Tax Freedom Finally for New Yorkers, and a congratulations to NYS Chairman Mike Long and Eileen Long- married 50 years! Here’s the link:
Jerry Kassar meets with human rights activist Harry Wu at exhibition in Albany sponsored by NYS Senators Golden and Diaz
Exhibition on Human Rights Abuses in China continues in May 2013 on the concourse of the Legislative Office building in Albany. Kassar, who is also Chief of Staff to Senator Golden, has been a proponent of standing up against human rights abuses, and particularly those occurring in China.
May 2, 2013 – Brooklyn, Brooklyn Conservative Party members, friends and elected representatives commemorated Tax Freedom Day in NY. At long last government has taken its share of money from your pockets and you can earn for you and your family. The Brooklyn Conservatives have commemorated this date, which seems to come later each year, for several years. This year the Brooklyn South Conservative Club lead the event at Corner Kitchen with a good crowd. Among those on hand, who also discussed important looming action in Albany and problems facing our City, were State Senator Martin Golden, Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, and former State Senator David Storobin. NYS Conservative Party Chairman Mike Long, County Chairman Jerry Kassar, spoke and many County Executive Committee members were in attendance.
Check back for future events of the Party and of Clubs such as the Brooklyn South Conservative Club.
NYS Senators Golden and Diaz Sponsor Important Exhibition by China Labor Camp Survivor Harry WU. Remember NYS Invests in China Companies!
An exhibition by Laogai Research Foundation founder Harry Wu, himself a 19- year survivor of a Chinese forced “education through labor” camp, has been sponsored by NYS Senators Martin J. Golden and Ruben Diaz. The exhibition will remain in the concourse of the Legislative Office Building in Albany through May 10th. The Laogai Research Foundation documents human rights atrocities in China, such as imprisonments, forced labor and forced abortions.
Harry Wu is expected to be present for the event according to the attached article, which also contains a link to the Freedom House Annual Censorship Report which lists China as the least free nation state.
There are many survivors of China atrocities in NYS and many with family members still suffering under the yoke of an oppressive system. NYS also invests in China companies, which are for the most part joint ventures with the government of China. Thank you to Harry Wu for continuing heroic efforts to inform and seek change. Thank you to Senators Golden and Diaz for sponsoring the exhibition and supporting human rights.